Car collides with Trax in downtown Salt Lake City; 2 people taken to hospital

A collision between a car and a Trax commuter train late Wednesday afternoon, May 10, near 700 S. Main St. in downtown Salt Lake City sent two people in the car to the hospital. Photo: Gephardt Daily/SLCScanner

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 10, 2017 (Gephardt  Daily) — A collision between a car and a Trax commuter train late Wednesday afternoon sent two people to the hospital.

Utah Transit Authority spokesman Remy Barron told Gephardt Daily the accident happened at about 5 p.m. in the area of 700 S. Main St.

A bus bridge was established from Courthouse Station to Ballpark Station, but there were inevitable delays due to the rush-hour commute, Barron said.

He said there was no indication that anyone on the train had been injured.

Salt Lake City Police Lt. Robin Heiden said two people who were in the car, a 32-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl, were transported to the hospital. Their condition was initially listed as critical, but Heiden said they were upgraded to serious and stable.

The passenger car was going northbound on West Temple and collided with the eastbound Trax train. Heiden said it isn’t yet known who was at fault in the crash.

The incident is still under investigation by Salt Lake City Police Department, because the crash occurred on property owned by the city and leased by UTA. Heiden said traffic was “quite a mess” because the crash occurred at the start of the rush hour. She said the scene likely would be cleared by 8 p.m.

 

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